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Robert tells James that his colleague is no longer traveling the circuit with him, which means that the whole weight of the circuit is upon his shoulders. The Presiding Elder cannot come to Quarterly Meeting, so Robert asks James to come and "manage" the meeting. Robert feels too frail to do so. Joseph and Francis are going to school this summer. This year has been the happiest of his life. He has worked hard, but not in vain. Robert says that he has preached several times "until he fainted." Abstract Number - 946
Finley Family Letters -- Father & Mother
Finley, Robert W. and Finley, Rebecca, "Letter from Robert W. Finley & Rebecca Finley to James B. Finley" (1819). Finley Letters. 933.